TGI Friday’s Nine Layer Dip

TGI Friday’s Nine Layer Dip – it has become the standard dip for game watching, parties, and much more. This is bean dip brought to a new level: refried beans, bacon, cheese, taco seasoning, tomatoes, green onions, and so much more. This is easy to put together and has all of the best ingredients that Mexican food has to offer.

Seven Layer Dip and corn chips

Make this TGI Friday menu item for your next party

The TGI Friday’s Nine Layer Dip is one of the menu items that really put TGI Friday’s on the map. Can you go to a party nowadays without there being a layered bean dip any more? No. I think this is a standard appetizer that everyone loves to serve.

What makes TGI Friday’s Nine Layer Dip dish extra special?

I think is seasoning the beans with taco seasoning. This careful step of seasoning the beans during the preparation is really key to making this dish taste extra amazing.

The ingredients in this recipe are very common and easy to find, you will want to add refried beans, taco seasoning, guacamole, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, shredded cheese, black olives, bacon, and green onions.

Ingredients for the TGI Friday's 9 Layer Dip copycat recipe.

How to lighten up this dip!

Now if you want to lighten up the recipe, you may want to substitute the sour cream for light sour cream. You could also use fat-free refried beans and low-fat cheddar cheese. If you want to make it Vegan, you can use vegan-friendly “sour cream”, and “cheese”, and you can omit the bacon. So this recipe is very flexible.

Nine Layer Dip and tortilla chips

There is no reason why you need to buy this multi-layer dip at the store, you can make it at home, and enjoy a wonderful fresh layer dip.

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Seven Layer Dip and corn chips

TGI Friday’s Nine Layer Dip

This classic bean dip is made with refried beans, sour cream, cheese, green onions, and more is one everyone will love. This has nine layers of goodness.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: TGI Friday’s Nine Layer Dip
Servings: 10
Calories: 120kcal


  • 2 strips lean bacon
  • 16 ounces refried beans
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3/4 cup guacamole
  • 1/3 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons black olives sliced
  • 2 tablespoons green onions sliced


  • Fry diced bacon until done; add refried beans and cook slowly, stirring frequently until the bacon and bacon drippings are mixed through (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside. Mix taco seasoning with sour cream and set aside. To built 9 layer dip, place ingredients in this order: Refried beans, placed on a serving platter and spread out to 1ñ1 1/2 inches thick. shredded cheese prepared sour cream/taco seasoning guacamole diced tomatoes diced cilantro black olives sliced green onion 1/4 cup cheese for garnish, if desired Serve with crisp corn chips and a very cold beverage of choice. Makes a great snack or light lunch.



Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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